When you grow green beans in your garden, you’re always looking for fresh ideas on how to prepare them. This Neapolitan Green Beans recipe is an all-time favorite. I love the snap of fresh green beans enhanced with garlic, fresh garden tomatoes, and a bit of heat with red pepper.
1 tablespoons olive oil
3 medium cloves garlic thinly sliced
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 medium plum tomatoes cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 1/2 pounds string beans trimmed and washed, but not dried
1 large sprig fresh basil
Combine olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper flakes in a medium saucepan. Add tomatoes and green beans. Place over medium-low heat and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add basil, and cook, covered, for 5 minutes more. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Keywords: green beans,